01 Greatest Thing That Man Has Ever Done
02 The Torn Flag (based on poem by Pete Seeger)
03 One Thing Real
04 (introduction to Rebublican Convention)
05 Rebublican Convention
06 Children of the Cold War
07 Basketcase (with operatic singing)
08 Talkin' Al Kida Blues
10 I Need You
11 Cure for AIDS
12 (reading from Quitting Science: cockroaches)
13 Joe Christ
14 God Said No
15 (origin of Bush Must Be Defeated, intro to Cowboy)
17 New American Language ->
19 (encore: introducing Garrin Benfield)
20 Revolution Begins in the Basement
21 Great Alaska Highway ->
22 Tiger Woods ->
23 Take Back the New Millenium
24 Reason to Believe (by Bruce Springsteen)
25 Bush Must Be Defeated
Collection DanBernBand/Artist Dan BernDate October 14, 2004Venue Stuart's Opera HouseLocation Nelsonville, OHSource SBD > Powerbook > AudacityLineage Master: Cubase SX (mild compression and levels, UV22HR) > CD Wave > FLAC (best)Taped by Pam RaverTransferred by Blake Courter
September 7, 2007
I saw Dan play about a week or two later in Flagstaff and really enjoyed the experience. The sound quality on this show is stellar and Dan plays with loads of passion.
July 13, 2007
Would be much better if he did much LESS Bush bashing.
March 20, 2007
of a great artist.
this dan bern is really something speical.
i like this show (and the sound is great too)
November 22, 2006
Bob Dylan clone?
Honestly, I prefer always the original.
September 8, 2006
Excellent recording, even better content
This is a very high quality soundboard recording of a concert just before the 2004 US "election". Dan Bern's catchy acoustic-based songs are full of amusing and politically direct content which deserve the widest hearing in the US. I'm sure he doesn't get much radio play.
October 15, 2005
A great show!
Sound Quality: 5 of 5 stars. Soundboard. The instruments (Dan's guitar / vocals / harmonica) are all loud and clear, and you can hear some crowd cheers distantly from time to time, but not really, since it is a soundboard recording.
Show Quality: 4 of 5 stars. This was the first Dan Bern show I listened to on the archive. I had heard of his music back in 2001 on a just started san diego, ca truely independant radio station, 92.1 FM. The DJ was a girl named Anya Marina and she was introducing 'God Said No'. The song struck with me, and here four years later I see Dan approved for the LMA! I grabed this show because it was on the 'this day in history' box on the front page, and because it had streaming mp3s. A fun find ... the show Anya was talking about is also talked about http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=9152 here with Jason Mraz, as Jason Mraz was opening the show.
As far as this Dan Bern recording, he's an intresting singer/songwriter. He has lots of 'left-leaning' lyrics / songs. He is obviously against President Bush and makes no mystery about it. What I really liked is that at times his voice sounds just like Bob Dylan. Especially when he throws in his harmonica. Definately listen to the songs "President", "Great Alaskan Highway", "God Said No", "New American Language", and "Tiger Woods". The encore is nice as another musician joins Dan with an electric guitar. A really fun show to put on and just groove to. Of note is that the show is in Ohio in Oct 2004, two weeks before the American Presidential Election. Ohio is a 'swing state', and Dan was doing his best to make sure bush didn't win. A great show!